Limerick IT president’s warning on college loan risks

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The president of LIT has warned of the dangers of financing third level education with income-contingent loans (ICLs), describing it as a potential significant barrier to education. Professor Vincent Cunnane made the comments during his speech at Limerick Institute of Technology’s graduation ceremony last Thursday …” (more)

[Maria Flannery, Limerick Leader, 6 November]

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#OPHELIA: Schools across Limerick set to remain closed on Monday

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“… The University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College have also confirmed they will also remain closed, while a scheduled appearance by celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio at LIT’s Millennium Theatre has also been cancelled …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 15 October]

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LIT lecturers protest over damage caused by funding crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology lecturers today staged a lunchtime protest outside their place of work over the funding crisis facing their sector. The protests were organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents over 4,000 lecturing and research staff in Institutes of Technology …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 27 September]

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Third level students want apprenticeships not loans

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Academic qualifications that include an apprenticeship module are not getting enough support at a time when Institutes of Technology are floundering financially, members of Limerick City and County Council were told …” (more)

[Bernie English, Limerick Post, 31 July]

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Limerick IT secures permission for €14m campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Planners have cleared the way for the Limerick Institute of Technology to open a new engineering campus. In a move which will see 100 permanent jobs and 134 construction jobs, the Moylish-based college is to open a new engineering-focussed campus beside Tesco at Coonagh Cross …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 12 July]

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LIT granted full planning for Coonagh Campus development

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant Limerick Institute of Technology full planning permission for construction of a new engineering-focused campus at Coonagh on the Northside of the city has been broadly welcomed …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 12 July]

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New beginning for Limerick as US biotech giant keeps on growing

Posted in Research on June 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“For Limerick native, Ivor Downey, professional life couldn’t have worked out better, being tempted home from Boston to head up human resources for US giant Regeneron in Ireland. The icing on the cake is that the New York-headquartered biopharmaceutical company invested not just in his home city of Limerick, but in Raheen — just 5km down the road from where he grew up …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 12 June]

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LIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane has welcomed proposals for the new Northern Distributor Road, stating that it will make Limerick ‘a better place to live’. Making his first public comment on the planned development to the region, Professor Cunnane said …” (more)

[Simon Bourke, Limerick Post, 22 March]

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Limerick firms back €600,000 LIT scholarship plan

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“More than 50 third level students from schools across Limerick have received scholarships worth a total of €600,000. The Limerick Institute of Technology has linked up with a series of companies including WP Engine based in Patrick Street, Analog Devices in Raheen and the Strand Hotel to fund the scholarships …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 28 February]

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Higher Education Can Benefit Ireland, But to do so it Needs to be Invested In

Posted in Governance and administration on January 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Those of us lucky enough to receive a higher education in Ireland derive benefit from it, as do our families and our communities. Indeed, over time the economy and the state are fundamentally shaped by successive generations of graduates …” (more)

[Vincent Cunnane, University Times, 7 January]

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New Limerick Institute of Technology campus gets green light

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has secured planning permission for a new northside campus that will receive a €14 million investment. Limerick City and County Council has green-lit a plan by the college to convert an unused building at Coonagh Cross to a fully functioning college, in a move which will create 134 construction workers, and 100 permanent staff …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 14 December]

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Limerick Institute of Technology to create 234 jobs with new engineering campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“More than 230 jobs are to be created through the construction and operation of a €14m engineering training centre of excellence at Limerick Institute of Technology. Planning permission was granted by Limerick city and county council for the college’s sixth campus at Coonagh, Co Limerick, which will have particular emphasis on precision engineering training …” (more)

[David Raleigh, BreakingNews.ie, 14 December]

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LIT president calls on HEA for funding at graduation

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Graduations kicked off in LIT on Thursday with more than 1,700 students attending conferring ceremonies. The outgoing students were addressed by LIT president Professor Vincent Cunnane on Thursday’s session, in which he called for increased third-level funding …” (more)

[Maria Flannery, Limerick Leader, 7 November]

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LIT faces further delays to €3.5m Coonagh Cross plans

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology is facing further delays to its plans to open a campus at Coonagh Cross. Limerick City and County Council was to decide on an application from LIT to reconstruct the interior of a disused building at the northside shopping centre by this week …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 6 October]

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LIT chief’s investment appeal for third level sector

Posted in Governance and administration on September 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The new president of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has warned the Moylish college will have to start using points ‘as an excuse’ to turn away students unless the government invests.Former Shannon Development boss Dr Vincent Cunnane, who took over as the college’s leader this week, has called for an extra €1,000 per student …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 18 September]

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Colleges creating ‘elite courses with small numbers’ says Limerick principal

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Increased demand for courses is ‘reflective of the ongoing recovery of the economy’, according to local third level institutions, in light of the CAO figures this week. A significant increase in demand for programmes relating to environment, science, technology and business were seen at University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 26 August]

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Limerick’s third level colleges ‘should have public bike scheme’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“New docking points for Limerick’s public bike scheme should be introduced at UL, LIT and the Crescent Shopping Centre. That’s the view of Senator Maria Byrne, who says that although 215 bicycles are available across the city at 23 different locations more are needed …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 19 August]

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Senator denies claims over Limerick IT role

Posted in Governance and administration on July 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Former mayor has denied claims she tried to cling onto a high-profile job on the board of LIT after she was elected to the Seanad. A number of councillors have alleged Maria Byrne had sought to remain on the governing body at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), and other roles, despite her April election …” (more)

[Nick Rabbits, Limerick Leader, 26 July]

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Vincent Cunnane appointed as president of Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“It has been announced that Professor Vincent Cunnane is to take up the role as President of Limerick Institute of Technology in the coming months. The appointment was approved by the governing body of LIT today and follows a public procurement process …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 10 May]

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Objection to new Limerick Institute of Technology campus

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“LIT’s €3.5m plan to open another out-of-town campus by September has been placed in doubt after An Taisce lodged an objection to the proposal. The heritage group’s Limerick branch is concerned at the negative impact on the city centre of sending hundreds of students to Coonagh Cross, on the periphery of the city …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 17 February]

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